Speedway motorcyclist Shawn Moran of Huntington Beach, the leading rider in the British Speedway League, had his appeal for suspension denied Friday by a three-man jury representing the American Motorcycle Assn. Moran was suspended for the remainder of the season for racing with an excessive blood-alcohol content last month in Denmark.
Moran was given two Breathalyzer tests by officials of the governing Federation of International Motorcyclists (FIM) and tested well above the allowable levels set by the FIM after competing in two heat races in a World Long Track qualifying round May 14 at Korskro, Denmark.
Moran was disqualified from the race by FIM officials and then suspended from all world championship events for the 1989 season by the AMA. Moran also was banned from competing in the World Best Pairs, World Team Cup and World Final events.
Moran appealed the suspension and was allowed to compete in the American Final June 3 at Long Beach Veterans Stadium. The race was the first of three qualifying rounds for American riders that leads to the world championship.